One of the most important things you can do to get involved and help the Teamsters movement is to stay connected with your fellow members and stewards. A few simple tasks will help you be more involved with your fellow members and contribute your voice to YOUR Teamsters.
Attend general membership meetings Click here to see the upcoming schedule of meetings.
In addition, we suggest participating in one or more of the following activities:
READ YOUR CONTRACT
Ask your steward to explain parts that seem unclear.
INSIST ON YOUR RIGHTS
If you think management is acting unfairly, let your steward and co-workers know. The only way things can change is if you speak up and ask to be treated equally.
SUPPORT YOUR CO-WORKERS
If you know that someone else is being treated unfairly, help that person speak up and support them. Our union is strong because we stick together and stand up for one another.
SUPPORT CAMPAIGNS TO WIN BETTER CONTRACTS
Give your local union representative your ideas for what to negotiate in your contract. Join in activities to show management that you support your union. Help reach out to community groups when their support is needed.
BACK OTHER WORKERS’ CAMPAIGNS FOR FAIR CONTRACTS
When other union members win better contracts, it helps set higher standards that make it easier for your group to negotiate improvements. Other workers may ask you to help them by boycotting a certain product, displaying a bumper sticker, or attending a rally to demonstrate your support. Consider helping them get their voices heard loud and clear.
SUPPORT FELLOW WORKERS ON STRIKE
Often our brothers and sisters from other worksites in our local, different locals and even different unions are forced to go on strike to fight for what they deserve. It is our duty as a union family to help them win their strikes, because we would want the same of them. Whenever practical, this website will have information on those strikes and how to support those workers.